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joining vista business client to a windows 2000 domain

By jean_maurice ·
i just purchased a new laptop with Vista business on it.
I am trying to join my windows 2000 domain, but i cannot do it.
i get the error "no mapping between account names and security IDs was done"

i have tried many times but still i cant do it.

i tested with a 2003 domain , it works fine.,

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Yes you will have problems with windows 2000, these is something what you can do so it will allow you to join it, you will get the same problem if you try adding a windows XP to a 2000 domain. I will try and "dig out" the solution for you. It will work with server 2003 when they were making that OS they took into account Windows Vista will be used on the domains.

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Your fastest solution

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to joining vista business cl ...

Is to contact the supplier of the Note Book and ask for Technical Support. They sold you a product which they knew would be connected to a Domain so it's up to them to help you to connect it that is what M$ OEM Software is all about the supplier supports the product.

Failing that you can look on the Vista Community Forum here


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Joining a domain

by p.j.hutchison In reply to joining vista business cl ...

I sounds as if the computer account wasn't created properly on the domain when you joined it. What account did you use when joining the domain? Did it have Account Operator or Domain Admin rights?

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RE: Joining domain

by jean_maurice In reply to Joining a domain

I used the administrator account also,
no avail,

i tried all possible admins accounts with highest rights, still no way in.

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Another way

by p.j.hutchison In reply to RE: Joining domain

In the TCPIP properties, is DNS pointing to your Windows 200x DNS server?
Also, is 'Register this IP address on DNS' ticked?
Also, make sure Windows Firewall is disabled.

You could also try creating the computer account manually, then adding the PC to the domain.

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Try This Approach

by nclark In reply to joining vista business cl ...

First, connect to the domain as a member of a workgroup with the same name as the domain. If you can see any network shares as a member of the workgroup, then remove the VISTA client computer name from the Win2K AD list of computers. New re-attempt your normal efforts to join the domain. At times, the Win2K AD can improperly register the computer name. This approach has worked for me in the past.

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Possible Solution

by jainesh In reply to Try This Approach

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